Kara Kohler

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Kara Michelle Kohler (born January 20, 1991 in Walnut Creek , California ) is an American rower . She won the Olympic bronze medal in the double scull in 2012 .

Kohler started rowing in 2009. In 2010 she won the title at the U23 World Championships with eighth place . In 2011 she won the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne with eighth . At the 2011 World Championships , she won together with Sarah Zelenka , Emily Regan and Sara Hendershot in a four-man team without a helmsman . In 2012 Kara Kohler switched to the double foursome, after a fourth and an eighth place in the World Cup, the US double foursome won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games with Kara Kohler, Adrienne Martelli , Natalie Dell and Megan Kalmoe . The following year she finished fifth again at the world championships with the double foursome .

It wasn't until 2017 that Kohler competed at the World Championships again and, like four years earlier, finished fifth in the four-four. In 2018 she switched to the one . At the 2018 World Championships she took fourth place, and in 2019 in Linz she won the bronze medal behind Sanita Pušpure from Ireland and Emma Twigg from New Zealand .

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